Moving from a Vision to an Operational School
Is there an unmet educational need in your community? If so, does your vision include a way to meet the identified need that’s realistic and can be implemented?
To fulfill your mission, you need to ensure that your mission, vision and goals are developed. A critical component of a school’s mission and vision is rooted in its location and the population of students it serves. Therefore, identifying a facility in the desired location is also important.
Strong Educational Program
Once a clear and promising vision is established, the identification of a successful educational program is the most vital piece to founding a school.
When determining which educational model to implement, be sure to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is your educational philosophy?
- What approach will you use to deliver the curriculum in order to fulfill the proposed school’s mission and vision?
- How does your educational philosophy and approach connect to the unmet educational need?
- How will you measure the success of your educational philosophy and approach?
Sound Plan of Operations and Ability to Implement a High-Quality School
Starting a school requires substantial funding to secure and renovate a facility, hire staff, market the school and procure furniture and equipment. This all needs to be completed before the school will receive its first state aid payment in the fall that it opens. Have you secured the necessary financing to meet these obligations, and if you haven’t, do you have a plan developed to do so?
Do you have an inspiring vision for a charter public school in your community? The Center would like to hear from you through our application.
For additional questions, contact the Center at (989) 774-2100.